Rheumatic Fever

Common Name(s)

Rheumatic Fever

Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease that develops from strep throat or scarlet fever, both caused by streptococcus bacteria.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Rheumatic Fever" returned 387 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

MBL2 gene polymorphism rs1800450 and rheumatic fever with and without rheumatic heart disease: an Egyptian pilot study.
 

Author(s): Maher Hassan Gomaa, Shawkey Sadik Ali, Aya Mohamed Fattouh, Hala Salah Hamza, Mohamed Mohamed Badr

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Rheumatic fever (RF) is the result of an autoimmune response to pharyngitis caused by infection with Streptococcus pyogenes. RF is most prevalent in Africa and the Middle East. Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) is the most serious complication of RF. Mannose-binding lectin 2 gene (MBL2) ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Enablers and barriers to secondary prophylaxis for rheumatic fever among Māori aged 14-21 in New Zealand: a framework method study.
 

Author(s): Hilary Barker, John G Oetzel, Nina Scott, Michelle Morley, Polly E Atatoa Carr, Keri Bolton Oetzel

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Acute rheumatic fever (ARF) rates have declined to near zero in nearly all developed countries. However, in New Zealand rates have not declined since the 1980s. Further, ARF diagnoses in New Zealand are inequitably distributed--occurring almost exclusively in Māori (the indigenous ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Association of rheumatic fever & rheumatic heart disease with plausible early & late-stage disease markers.
 

Author(s): Subendu Sarkar, Mukul Rastogi, Priyanka Chaudhary, Rajesh Kumar, Priya Arora, Vivek Sagar, Inderpal Singh Sahni, Sunil Shethi, Khemraj Thakur, Sourav Ailawadhi, Devinder Toor, Anuradha Chakraborti

Journal: Indian J. Med. Res.. 2017 Jun;145(6):758-766.

 

Rheumatic fever (RF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) are the autoimmune sequelae caused by Group A Streptococcus. RHD still remains a major concern in the developing countries due to its poor diagnosis, lack of vaccines and social awareness among population. This study was aimed ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Rheumatic Fever" returned 27 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The role of social determinants of health in the risk and prevention of group A streptococcal infection, acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease: A systematic review.
 

Author(s): Pasqualina M Coffey, Anna P Ralph, Vicki L Krause

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Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) poses a major disease burden among disadvantaged populations globally. It results from acute rheumatic fever (ARF), a complication of Group A Streptococcal (GAS) infection. These conditions are acknowledged as diseases of poverty, however the role of ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.
 

Author(s): Jonathan R Carapetis, Andrea Beaton, Madeleine W Cunningham, Luiza Guilherme, Ganesan Karthikeyan, Bongani M Mayosi, Craig Sable, Andrew Steer, Nigel Wilson, Rosemary Wyber, Liesl Zühlke

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Acute rheumatic fever (ARF) is the result of an autoimmune response to pharyngitis caused by infection with group A Streptococcus. The long-term damage to cardiac valves caused by ARF, which can result from a single severe episode or from multiple recurrent episodes of the illness, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in Bangladesh: A review.
 

Author(s): A K M Monwarul Islam, A A S Majumder

Journal: Indian Heart J. ;68(1):88-98.

 

Rheumatic fever (RF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD) are the most-common cardiovascular disease in young people aged <25 years, globally. They are important contributors to cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in Bangladesh. Classical risk factors, i.e. poverty, overcrowding, ...

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Prevalence of Secondary Cardiac Damage in Rheumatic Fever Patients and Penicillin Secondary Prophylaxis
 

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Condition Summary: Secondary Cardiac Damage in Rheumatic Fever

 

Last Updated: 8 Jun 2017

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Clinical Audit on the Managment in Assiut University Children Hospital
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Rheumatic Fever

 

Last Updated: 13 Sep 2017

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Fertility Study of Women With Chronic Inflammatory Rheumatism
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Arthritis, Psoriatic; Arthritis, Rheumatoid; Ankylosing Spondylitis; Chronic Juvenile Arthritis

 

Last Updated: 19 Jul 2018

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